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flydubai expands its Ukrainian network

Airline launches flights to Zhulyany International Airport, Kiev along with its 4th destination to Ukraine, Odessa

Dubai-based flydubai's inaugural flight FZ727 to Zhulyany International Airport in Kiev landed today and was welcomed with a water cannon salute.

flydubai's Chief Executive Officer, Ghaith Al Ghaith, was greeted by airport officials including Denis Kostorzhevskiy, Head of the Board of Directors of International Airport Kiev (Zhulyany) and Alexy Yakovec, General Director of Master Avia. The aircraft was configured with Business Class which went on sale earlier this month and is now being trialled on select flights.

flydubai is also commencing operations to the southern city of Odessa, with flights twice a week. The airline now operates to four destinations in Ukraine and 66 destinations across its network.

Commenting on the launch, Ghaith Al Ghaith said: "flydubai remains committed to the Ukrainian market. We have been flying here since 2011 and we now offer 28 flights a week to Dubai. In October, we are delighted to announce that the first commercial flight equipped with our new Business Class service will land in Kiev."

Travel to Dubai from Ukraine has grown considerably, with a 46% growth in passenger numbers in the last 12 months. flydubai has made travel more convenient and Ukrainian passengers have made extensive use of the airline's network, with 23% of them in the last year continuing their journey to popular destinations including Colombo in Sri Lanka and Malé in the Maldives. Visiting Dubai's efficient aviation hub allows passengers to connect onwards to over 200 destinations.

Commenting on the launch of the new service, Denis Kostorzhevskiy, said: "We are delighted to welcome flydubai to Zhulyany International Airport. These new flights will help to improve the connectivity of Kiev and contribute to the growth of our airport's operations. We hope that this new route will increase both tourist and business travellers to the capital."

With the start of flights to Zhulyany International Airport together with flydubai's existing daily service to Boryspil International Airport passengers will now have the choice of a double daily service to Dubai.

Flight Details

Flight FZ727 leaves daily from Dubai International Airport Terminal 2 at 0920hrs, arriving at Zhulyany International Airport at local time 1350hrs. The return flight, FZ728, departs daily from Zhulyany International Airport at 1435hrs, landing in Dubai at local time 2025hrs.

Flights between Zhulyany International Airport and Dubai will operate daily. Return fares start from AED 1,740.
A seat with extra legroom costs AED 100. Once on board, passengers can choose from a range of optional extras, including in-flight entertainment packages priced from AED 15 and select from the varied menu of refreshments and Duty Free items.

Business Class flights between Zhulyany International Airport and Dubai will commence on 28 October. Return fares start from AED 4,320. Business Class fares include a comfortable spacious seat, a generous checked baggage allowance, flydubai's award winning in-flight entertainment system and a choice of internationally- inspired menus and refreshments.

Flights can be purchased from flydubai's website (, its Call Centre (+9714 231 1000), flydubai Travel Shops or through travel partners. Bookings in Kiev can be made by calling (+380 44 4659365). Visa facilitation services can be obtained from flydubai Travel Shops and travel partners. Further information and details of the carrier's car rental and travel services can also be found on

About flydubai

From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 90 destinations and over the next decade the airline will see its fleet grow by up to 237 aircraft. Since commencing operations in June 2009, flydubai has been committed to removing barriers to travel, creating free flows of trade and tourism and enhancing connectivity between different cultures across its ever-expanding network.

flydubai has marked its journey with a number of milestones that represent the scale of the ambition planned for the airline:

  • An expanding network: Created a network of more than 90 destinations in 47 countries across Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Middle East, and the Indian Subcontinent.
  • Serving underserved markets: Opened up more than 71 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai.
  • An efficient single fleet-type: Operates a single fleet-type of 59 aircraft including Boeing 737 MAX 8, MAX 9 and Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
  • Record-breaking orders: Placed the largest single-aisle aircraft orders in the region at the 2013 and 2017 editions of the Dubai Airshow.
  • Enhancing connectivity: Carried more than 70 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.

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